Atmosphere curbing the freedom of Creativity says Vishal Bhardwaj

Vastavam web: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj today said an atmosphere curbing the freedom of expression eventually ends up making space for creative voices to come out in resilience.The 52-year-old filmmaker launched his book of poems titled “Nude” here, in which the director highlights some of the contemporary issues – even touches upon mob lynching over beef.If nobody is cornering you, you won’t shout. Creativity always flourishes when it’s curbed. So for creative people, it’s the best of the times.”

Bhardwaj was speaking at the ongoing Times Litfest 2017 here.When asked about the title of the book, he said, “Earlier, the title which came to our mind was ‘A Spy in My Heart’, which was out of a poem I had written. But we thought it was too long. The title ‘Nude’ came from Gulzar sahab, I had suggested ‘Naked’. Even this comes from my poem.”

“So I was very apprehensive, to the point that I used to always feel shy about sharing my poems with people or to even call myself a poet.” When asked if he believes he can compose songs out of his poetry, Bhardwaj said, “I never ever felt like composing my poetry. When I write poetry, I become a poet.